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A beautiful colour video synth, stuffed full of features, CV control, millions of awesome possibilities in a package you can play live.
A beautiful colour video synth, stuffed full of features, CV control, millions of awesome possibilities in a package you can play live.
A beautiful colour video synth, stuffed full of features, CV control, millions of awesome possibilities in a package you can play live.
101 backers pledged AU$ 16,427 to help bring this project to life.

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Video Equations: Colour Video Synthesizer

AU$ 16,427

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The Video Equations system utilises the power of mathematics to yield 
rippling lo-fi seas of colour, acid trip roguelikes, glitching fractals, visions of an 80's techno dream and worlds of crashing computer programs, all from a single, beautiful unit. 
Equally at home in the studio, lab or on the road this colour video system is ready for take off!

Features:

  • 16 colours, hundreds of characters and symbols
  • 20+ different equation archetypes each with two modifier sliders and a colour depth control for literally millions of unique stable or evolving visuals
  • colour and character offset knobs for even more control and variation of output
  • 4+ variable size masks, each with an invert function and mask fill options
  • 9v battery or wall wart operation (wall wart not included)
  • 7 X 0-5v CV inputs for modular control of all sliders and knobs
  • picture mute and equation hold functions for expanded live use
  • composite NTSC or PAL output (select at end of campaign) The jack on the synth is BNC but comes with an RCA adapter.

Kit and build options:
Available as a fully built and tested unit or as a DIY kit with all the components (all thru-hole components). Both kit and built unit come with a rugged acrylic and plywood base.

A look at the perspex and plywood base
A look at the perspex and plywood base
A full shot of the Video Equations synth
A full shot of the Video Equations synth

Risks and challenges

Supply and Demand:
This is my second Kickstarter and one of many products I have produced, I'm experienced with supply chains and have set aside time to deliver these rewards.

Hold ups on parts:
All of the parts I have chosen to use in this project are locally available. I will be using local suppliers for all but four of the parts in the Video Equations, I also have identified local backup suppliers for the components in case of delays caused by international suppliers.

PCB DELAY:
The company I have selected has an eight day manufacturing guarantee, if for any other reason they are unable to print the boards I have a range of alternative PCB manufacturers lined up.

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    1 X PCB for the Video Equations + the bill of materials (with links to buy components) and instructions on how to build it + programed ram chip with synth firmware

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